Story Book has yet to write his last chapter, but his most recent one is a success story. Yesterday he notched his 8th consecutive win, the win skein started on November 17 at Monticello Raceway.
The beginning of story starts with Cinderella, the dam of Story Book, Cinderella, who was a gritty mare in her own right taking a lifetime mark at 6 of 1:52:2, retiring with earning in excess of $250,000, her second dam was the top notch Most Happy Fella filly of yesteryear Toy Poodle. “She was a Blue Blood in Michigan” said Stalbaum in the paddock after the race.
On a sunny, yet frigid day, as the temperature got warmer, Bruce Aldrich Jr. got hotter as has he reined 4 winners this afternoon at Monticello Raceway. On the 10 race card, Bruce’s winning afternoon started in the 5th race as he scored a wire to wire win from the rail with the roan Sinful Vito in 2:02:3, who found the drop in class much more to his liking.
On Monday February 2, Monticello Casino and Raceway will be adding a new Pick 5 Wager to its wagering menu. The pick 5 will run through races 3 – 7, the new wager will offer a consolation and a carry over, with a minimum bet of .50.
Monticello Raceway’s Simulcasting Director Maureen Flynn added “That considering the average size of our Pick 3 pools, we anticipate the new Pick 5 wager will take off and build jackpot pools for our fans enjoyment”
Post Time for Monday’s card is 12:25 pm
In advance of the impending Winter Storm Juno, Monticello Raceway has canceled live Racing and all simulcasting on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Evening Simulcasting will be close today starting at 6 PM.
Qualifiers have also been moved to Thursday.
After again running another successful awards banquet in late November the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers again donated $3000 to Historic Track at their monthly Board Meeting on December 10.
The presentation of the check was made to Steve Jones, President of Historic Track’s Board of Directors by John Manzi, the chapter’s banquet chairman who is also a longtime Historic Track Board member.
“The check looks like is has seen better days,” Jones said to which Manzi replied, “Still, it’s worth $3000 and you can take that to the bank!”
Due to the impending snow predicted for the Catskill region in southeastern New York State, Monticello Raceway is cancelling its Tuesday (Dec. 9) racing program.
Also cancelled are Tuesday’s day and night simulcasts.
Qualifying races slated for Wednesday, December 10 will be postponed and raced on Thursday, December 11. The entry box for those qualifiers will remain open until 11:45am on Wednesday.
Weather permitting, live racing will resume on Wednesday. First post slated for 12:25pm
Although qualifying races at Monticello Raceway were scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 3) , due to a forecasted ice storm on Tuesday evening, the qualifiers will be postponed until Thursday (Dec. 4).
Post time on Thursday will be at 10am.
Because of the postponement the entry box will remain open until 11:45am on Wednesday.
Due to the impending heavy snowstorm Monticello Raceway is cancelling its live race card on Wed. Nov. 26.
Also cancelled are the morning qualifiers on Wednesday as well as the evening simulcasts. However, afternoon simulcasts may be available.
With no racing scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, (Nov27) the next live racing program from Monticello Raceway will be on Monday, December 1. First post is slated for 12:25pm
Senior director of racing Eric Warner has announced that the draw schedule at Monticello Raceway during the week of Thanksgiving will be altered as follows.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25 he’ll draw post positions for Monday, December 1.
On Wednesday, Nov. 26 he’ll draw pp’s for Tuesday, December 2
No draw on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
On Friday the draw will be for Wednesday, December 3
Then on Monday, December 8 the draw schedule returns to normal.